Imperative Exercises

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Imperative Form : ( Base form (verb 1) )

In English we use imperatives to :

  • give very strong advice 
  • give instructions
  • give orders

The positive imperative is the same as the infinitive. The negative imperative is don't + infinitive.   

Notes for use of imperatives :

In English an imperative sentence does not require a subject; the pronoun "you" is implied. 

Imperative Example Sentences : 

Positive Examples of Imperatives :

  • Stop smoking. 
  • Do more exercise. 
  • Eat more vegetables.  
  • Do your homework!  

Negative Examples of Imperatives :

  • Don't eat a lot of salt. 
  • Don't drink too much alcohol. 
  • Don't be a couch potato. 
  • Don't show your partner your questions.
Imperative example sentences
Okay, let's go!
Let me ask.
Yes, we have paper towels, I can clean it up, don't worry!
Yeah, let's give it a go and see what happens.
Congratulations! Please come this way!
What!? Please don't say you made them catch an actual wasp.
See you girls, have fun.
Okay, just tell us how much they pay, then.
Yes, just ask me!
I can hear you, don't hang up, Jen!
Okay, let's check the blue ones first then.
Hi Diego, please don't unleash Bear for now.
Don't forget the beer deal.
Oh god! Look at the queues at the counters.
Okay, deal... Let me google it!
Come on, Cate!
Please tell me it's a joke!
Michael, grab the door knob and pull it as hard as you can!


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